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Showcasing artists’ talents is a staple at Booklovers’ Gourmet

 A photo of the Coney Island storefront in Worcester taken by ‘Bil’ Gardiner.

A big reason for the popularity of Booklovers’ Gourmet at 72 E. Main St. in Webster is that the store is about much more than reading material.
It is also a haven for artists who work in all sort of different mediums.
Typical of the offerings coming up in the near future at Booklovers’ Gourmet, for instance, is a performance of original material and classic country and folk cover songs by Cameron Sutphin. Mr. Sutphin’s appearance is from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 1st.
An American singer and guitar player, he has shared the stage with, among others, Emily Ann Roberts, Season 9 runner-up on The Voice.
Also on October 1st at Booklovers’, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., is the start of a workshop series entitled “Introduction to Digital Photography” led by William “Bil” Gardiner of William Gardiner Photography in Worcester.
This series continues on Saturday, October 15 and Saturday, November 5.
The workshops are designed for both those with a new digital camera who are not quite sure how to make it work, and others who just need a little refresher. Beginning students and seasoned amateurs are welcome to take part. Any brand of 35 mm single lens reflex (SLR) camera is suitable.
Beginners will learn basic photography protocols such as the camera and its controls, how to use the aperture and shutter speed to get a proper exposure, depth of field, white balance, how to handle tricky lighting situations and how to get the image right in the camera to avoid time adjusting the picture on the computer.
Beginning and more advanced students will gain a better understanding of composition, subject matter and image content.
One-on-one instruction will be provided.
Mr. Gardiner has been operating his studio in Worcester since 2002. He specializes in Lifestyle Portraiture. In 2013, he began to focus on a form of Contemplative Photography known as Miksang.
For information about these and other activities and events coming up at Booklovers’ Gourmet, email [email protected], or call 508-949-6232.